Queen’s University is a community, 175 years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen’s is people. Outstanding teaching, exceptional students, world-renowned research, community and tradition — these are the hallmarks of the Queen's experience. As principal, my job is to showcase their strengths, aspirations and initiative to the world and to advance the university's goals and its position as one of Canada's leading institutions of knowledge, innovation and social purpose. Queen’s is a diverse and dynamic, academically acclaimed, university that provides students with an exceptional learning experience in a vibrant, safe and supportive community. A core part of their mission is to engage their students, staff and faculty in international learning and research, both at home and abroad.
Top students from across Canada and more than 100 countries worldwide come to Queen’s to carve their own unique academic paths. Continually challenged by their peers and internationally acclaimed professors, they acquire the knowledge, skills and life experience that will lead to future success. Whether you are Canadian or one of their more than 1,900 full-time international students, you will find enriching academic and cultural opportunities from which to choose. Opt for a degree in music or astrophysics, commerce or engineering. Spend a term at their castle in England. Consider an internship, Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative, or a dual degree to round out your studies. The choices are endless
They are researchers, scholars, artists, professors and students with an ambitious spirit who want to develop ideas that can make a difference in the world. People who imagine together what the future could be and work together to realize it. Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment.
Queen's is located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, half-way between Montreal and Toronto, two of Canada's largest cities. Kingston is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, near the entrance to the St. Lawrence Seaway, Thousand Islands and the Rideau Canal. The best way to get to know Queen’s is by coming to visit. Explore their historic buildings, attend cultural events, and spend some time in their distinguished museums, archives, and galleries. Queen’s campus brings together a diverse community of faculty, staff and students, infusing an international dimension into both studies and extracurricular activities. Through academic and development activities, clubs and associations, their students experience cross-cultural learning while helping to make life better for those in other countries.
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